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7 Nov 2019

Give the gift of membership

Two grandparents and their two grandchildren walk along a woodland path in autumn. They are smiling and holding hands with each other.
Gift membership is the perfect way to share Scotland’s treasures with your loved ones. As a member, they’ll enjoy unlimited access to the heritage in our care – from coastlines to castles, art to architecture, wildlife to wilderness.

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Scotland is a country for all seasons, so membership is a gift that lasts all year! Here’s a range of things to do each season in some of our places.

Spring

Two children run through a field of white daffodils.

Spring is the time to blow away the cobwebs, and there are plenty of opportunities to do this at our places. Spot the first signs of the season as you go wildlife watching, explore nature trails and discover daffodil-carpeted gardens. You can also visit many of our castles, palaces and homes – a great way to spend a rainy day. And, don’t forget our annual Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts, which you can enjoy at many of our places across the country.

Summer

A family of two adults and two children walk along a path in Glencoe with Buachaille Etive Mor in the background.

Summer is the time to explore and make the most of the sunshine. You can choose one of our many walks, from an afternoon stroll to bagging a Munro, as well as enjoying a picnic in one of our fine picnic spots. If you have little ones to entertain, then we’re happy to help. We have exciting play parks at many of our places like Brodie Castle, Culzean Castle, Newhailes and Crathes Castle. There are also lots of events for children throughout the summer.

Autumn

A red squirrel runs along a branch with its legs stretched and its tail behind.

Autumn is perfect for exploring the great indoors, so visit one of our castles like Brodick Castle, Castle Fraser or Kellie Castle to discover tales of bygone days. Or surround yourself with a beautiful woodland ablaze with colour at the Hermitage, Dollar Glen or Crarae Garden, to name just a few of the places with beautiful autumn walks. We also organise all sorts of grisly events and terrifying games at our places for a magical mix of fun and fear at Halloween.

Winter

A group of adults and children stand around the illuminated interactive battle table at Bannockburn.
The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre

There’s still lots to do at Trust places in winter when many of our sites remain open to visitors, including Pollok House, the Georgian House, the Battle of Bannockburn, Culloden visitor centre and Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. We offer a fun-filled programme of festive events throughout Scotland where you can meet Santa and Mrs Claus, enjoy carol singing, make beautifully crafted wreaths and indulge in festive foodie treats!

Useful information about gift membership

  • Choose from a range of membership categories and payment options.
  • Select to have the Welcome Pack sent to you or directly to the gift recipient.
  • Memberships commence as soon as they’re purchased (it’s not possible to defer the start date). Memberships purchased from Monday 2 December will be valid until the end of December 2020.
  • Order by Friday 13 December for delivery before Christmas.
  • Last minute gifts? Order online and receive a downloadable voucher with a digital membership card that can be used right away.
  • If you’d like to gift a loved one a joint membership, with you as the other named member, choose one of our standard memberships rather than a gift membership.

Start their adventure today

Treat someone special to a National Trust for Scotland membership.

Buy now